The Baby’s Body Often Shakes Violently During Sleep And Suckling?
Afternoon doctor. I want to ask here. My baby is now 6 months old. But since the age of 1 month I noticed occasionally when I was breastfeeding suddenly my baby’s body shook strongly for a few seconds. Especially the hands. Even though she fell asleep while breastfeeding. Because I feel anxious. When I vibrate, I like to hold it so that it can lose its vibration. Why is that a doctor? What’s the big deal? Thanks for the doctor’s answer
I understand your concern. Shaking baby's condition can be within normal limits, it can also be a medical condition that needs further treatment. Here are some possible causes for baby to vibrate:
Babies are shocked, for example because there is a loud noise
Babies are frightened or feel uncomfortable
Moro reflex, is a primitive reflex in infants such as being shocked at something and will slowly disappear on its own until around the age of 4 months
Fever accompanied by chills
Seizure, the baby is not actually shaking but is having a seizure
If there are no other complaints, you don't need to worry first. But if when the baby is trembling seems to lose consciousness, or the baby has a fever, you should check your child to the pediatrician directly so that further tests can be done to ascertain the causes of trembling that is experienced, blah need to be observed, blood tests, and brain records. Furthermore, doctors can provide appropriate treatment according to the baby's condition.
Some tips you can do:
The act of holding a baby to appease the baby is appropriate
Give baby clothes that are more comfortable
Try to keep the baby's room noisy
Hope it helps you,